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The merits of publishing interpreting research
As an interdisciplinary research-based literature on interpreting emerges in spoken and signed language interpreting studies, this chapter provides an overview of publishing interpreting research for novice researchers seeking advice on publication. The chapter walks potential researchers through types of research projects and appropriate publication outlets. The importance of publishing interpreting research is discussed in light of the benefits for students, practitioners, educators, researchers, and other stakeholders. In particular, the chapter discusses how interpreters can become involved in conducting and publishing research through “interpreter fieldwork research”. The chapter emphasizes the need to draw together practice, experience and academic pursuit to make research accessible to all stakeholders in various forms of publications.